Let me start off by saying that this pack is very versatile. I am so glad that I found the RIBZ Wear pack. They are made of ripstop nylon, which makes them much stronger and more resistant to damage. They are water resistant as well. There is a ton of room in the front pockets of these packs. I use mine for backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting and kayaking. I can’t stress enough how versatile they are. You can use these packs for many things. They would work well for shopping open markets or to wear at fairs so that if you have kids they can still ride on your back and you can store stuff you may need where it is easy to get to. I like to wear mine well carrying my 1 ½ year old on my back well hiking. The RIBZ pack also works well in Bug Out Bag system.
I use the RIBZ pack in conjunction with an EMS lightweight day pack when backpacking. This works very well. I am able to keep my lightweight fishing kit, food for the day, cooking stove (small pocket stove) and any other things I want throughout the day in the front pockets of the pack for easy access. All that is in my backpack now is my sleeping bag, shelter, food and any extra clothing I might have. It spreads the weight more evenly over your body but also saves you from having to stop and take your backpack off every time you want or need something. The RIBZ pack is a time saver and a back pain saver.
The packs are very well made and are easy to adjust as well. Here is the company’s information and specs for the front pack as well as warranty.
The RIBZ front pack is made of 210d water resistant ripstop nylon. The ribs pack weighs approx. 11 oz. All components are water resistant and have proven durability in the most extreme of conditions. With an average storage capacity between 500 and 700 cubic inches, you can comfortably relocate your desired weight in the front packs. The use of a front pack repositions a portion of your weight forward which reduces your overall shoulder stress and increases comfort, mobility, and balance. A front pack also creates the illusion of carrying a lighter load. Though the RIBZ front pack was designed with ultralight backpacking intentions, any outdoor activity where easy access of equipment is critical is where it proves beneficial. RIBZ front pack can be used alone as a vest but is primarily designed to work with your existing backpack as increased functionality.
Cordura Brand water resistant ripstop
700+ Cu In
Hints and Tips
The RIBZ front pack was designed with many sports and activities in mind. Upon receipt of your RIBZ it is smart to first adjust the shoulder straps so they fit high above the waist line and low enough to fit comfortable under your arms. It will basically be fitted right around your ribcage. It is also a good idea to load your pack with the items for your activity before adjusting the back straps to desired fitting. RIBZ can be adjusted to fit snug for high intensity activities or loosely for when casual. For the serious ultralight backpacking enthusiast, try moving a few pounds off your back into your RIBZ for better weight distribution and comfort. For best results cleaning your RIBZ we recommend hand washing and air drying. RIBZ are capable of being machine washed on gentle cycle though this approach is not favored.
RIBZ guarantee all products we manufacture to be free from any defects in material or craftsmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Our warranty is limited to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable. During the one year warrantee period, RIBZ will either repair or replace, at its option, only the defective part of the pack. RIBZ will not repair or replace any pack that has been torn as a result of accidents or misuse.
I highly recommend this pack if you are an avid outdoorsman or outdoorswomen. Once you use your RIBZ pack you’ll never leave it home and you won’t know how you ever got along without it. I use mine all the time and I’m sure you will to. I hope this review helps in some way. If you have been hesitant about buying one, you won’t regret the money you spent on this product. If you are not familiar with RIBZ Wear go check out their site. www.RIBZWear.com Let me know what you end up using your RIBZ pack for and how much you like it.